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  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,979
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,066

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

Excellent listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-18

Wow! Just finished this amazing audio book. It’s hilariously funny, thought provoking and moving all at the same time. Highly recommended.

  • I Heard You Paint Houses

  • By: Charles Brandt
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Soon to be a major film directed by Martin Scorsese. "I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors.

In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than 25 hits for the Mob and for his friend Hoffa.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Take with a trailer-truck's worth of salt

  • By Craig Duncan on 08-03-18

Eye opening stuff!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-18

Really enjoyed this book. Especially the follow up bits at the end. Good listen. Recommend.

  • Digging Up Mother

  • A Love Story
  • By: Johnny Depp - foreword, Doug Stanhope
  • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope and Friends
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976

Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Worthwhile Listen

  • By Kathleen on 21-09-16

Utter brilliance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-16

This has to be my favourite audio book so far. It's hilariously funny, touching and completely absorbing. If you're a fan of Doug, then you'll love it. If you've never heard of him, then watch his stand up first, and praise the king of comedy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Infiltrator

  • By: Robert Mazur
  • Narrated by: Robert Mazur
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Robert Mazur spent five years undercover infiltrating the criminal hierarchy of Colombia's drug cartels. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life. Together they partied in expensive hotels, drank the world's finest champagnes, drove Rolls-Royce convertibles and flew in private jets. But under Mazur's designer suits and hidden away in his quality briefcase, recorders whirred quietly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good but long winded

  • By Mr. T. P. Bedingfield on 22-12-16

Fascinating story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-16

I found this book and decent listen. There are quite a few characters involved, and I did find that sometimes I'd lose track of who was who. But in the end, it all comes together, even if some of the details went over my head.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original British SF...absolutely loved it!!

  • By Jude on 12-07-15

Great listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-16

This is my second Luke Smitherd audio book listen in as many weeks, and I have to say it didn't disappoint at all. Great story, excellent narration, and left me wanting to hear more from this exciting new British talent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

Bizarrely entertaining!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-16

My wife often asks me which book I'm listening to at the moment. I usually respond by telling her the title and a little summery of what it's about. However, when she asked me this question recently, I found myself completely unable to explain what this book is about without making it sound like utter nonsense! But that's the beauty of it! And when you've listened to it, you'll know what I mean! It's highly entertaining, extremely creative, complex yet simple at the same time, and thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish!
I'm not sure where to go from here with my next listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,087

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

Thoroughly enjoyable listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-16

I didn't quite know what to expect with this audio book. But I was pleasantly surprised! The story flows along nicely. Although I found some of the characters a little stereotype and cliche, it didn't put me off at all. I won't give anything away, as not knowing too much about this book is probably the best way to listen. And I'd highly recommend that you do!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Crow Girl

  • By: Erik Axl Sund
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaisters
  • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

It starts with just one body - tortured, mummified and then discarded. Its discovery reveals a nightmare world of hidden lives. Of lost identities, secret rituals and brutal exploitation, where nobody can be trusted. This is the darkest, most complex case the police have ever seen. This is the world of the Crow Girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but not for the faint-hearted

  • By crowdance on 12-11-16

Hmmmmm

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-16

I don't really know what to say about this audio book! It's overly long, somewhat disjointed story sort of comes together in the end I guess.

I found myself mentally wondering off several times whilst listening. I also found myself checking to see how long was left so I could start another book quite often too!

I've listened to longer books. I've listened to more explicit/violent books. So it wasn't the length or content of this one that I found hard to take.
There's just something not that interesting or involving about it. It just didn't quite "click" for me.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • HEX

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Whoever is born here is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay never leaves. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant new concept

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-10-16

Outstanding listen.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-16

What a revelation this audio book was to listen too! A brilliantly told and narrated story that had me thinking about it even when I wasn't listening!

Top stuff indeed.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Misery

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

Misery Chastain was dead. Paul Sheldon had just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery had made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of best sellers. And now he wanted to get on to some real writing. That's when the car accident happened, and he woke up in pain in a strange bed. But it wasn't the hospital. Annie Wilkes had pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his mangled legs. The good news was that Annie was a nurse and had painkilling drugs. The bad news was that she was Paul's Number One Fan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy, atmospheric, chilling, awesome.

  • By Daniel on 15-07-16

Simply brilliant listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-16

This audio book makes the film look like a Disney movie! It's so much darker, scarier and brutal. A real horror classic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful